Greetings

Greetings
順天堂大学大学院医学研究科 循環器内科教授 南野徹
Nothing happens by chance.
Rather than surrendering myself to destiny,
I would like to control and create my own destiny.

My name is Tohru Minamino and I have been appointed to preside over the Department of Cardiovascular Biology and Medicine at the Graduate School of Medicine of Juntendo University.
This department started in 1968 under the presidency of Professor Kazuo Kitamura with the establishment of internal medicine as a separate area of specialization. Thereafter, under Professor Hiroshi Yamaguchi, who was a pioneer of coronary angiography, it developed into a base for diagnosis and treatment of ischemic heart disease. Under Professor Hiroyuki Daida, it further developed into a department that provides advanced cardiovascular care in a wide range of fields. I would like to continue developing the department while maintaining traditional values and incorporating new ideas.
In fact, my childhood aspirations were to pursue a career in medicine, in particular to become a family doctor and support the medical care of local residents. However, through various experiences such as training and medical treatment at university hospitals and related hospitals, medical research at home and abroad, education for medical students, resident doctors and graduate students at universities, my desire to contribute to providing a wide range of medical practice for more patients and developing new diagnostic and treatment methods grew. In order to realize that dream, I would like to nurture many excellent human resources by maximizing the abilities of medical students, enhancing medical care centered on university hospitals, and conducting innovative medical research, thereby contributing to medical care in Japan and around the world. In addition, my goal is to disseminate new medical knowledge and insights to the world.

Career and awards

順天堂大学大学院医学研究科 循環器内科教授 南野徹

STORY

I decided to study telomere / telomerase and vascular aging after I came across a review article one day. I don't know if this can be called chance or fate. However, I always think, "Nothing happens by chance. Rather than surrendering myself to destiny, I would like to control and create my own destiny”.

The aforementioned was the past 20 years of my life that I wanted to share with you.

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Career, awards, etc.

  • 1989

    Graduated from Chiba University, School of Medicine

  • 1997

    Doctor of Medicine (University of Tokyo)

  • 1997−2000

    Harvard Medical School, Research Fellow

  • 2001−2009

    Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University

  • 2002

    Japanese College of Cardiology YIA Excellence Award

  • 2002

    The Society of Cardiovascular Endocrinology and Metabolism YIA

  • 2003

    Okamoto Research Encouragement Award

  • 2007

    The Society of Cardiovascular Endocrinology and Metabolism Takamine Jokichi Research Encouragement Award

  • 2010−2012

    Associate professor, Department of Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University

  • 2010

    Japanese Circulation Society Sato Award

  • 2010

    Bertz Award (1st prize)

  • 2011

    Japan Medical Association Research Encouragement Award

  • 2012−2020

    Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Biology and Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University

  • 2019−2020

    Deputy Director of Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital (concurrent post)

  • 2020-

    Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Biology and Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Juntendo University